21 year old stabbed at Brent Cross named

A man stabbed to death at a Brent Cross shopping centre has been named.

21 year old stabbed at Brent Cross named. Gedeon Ngwadema’s mother broke down in tears as she placed flowers at the scene this morning (Wednesday).

Speaking to a leading newspaper Thethe Elonga said “I’m heartbroken. He was a wonderful boy, respectful and lovely.

He did very well at school and had a very bright future ahead of him.”

Gedeon, who was 21, had received a call from a friend who he arranged to meet. His family never saw him alive again.

His mother went on to say “I don’t know how this could have happened. He was a great boy and loved by everyone.”

Video footage from social media shows shoppers being evacuated by police from the building.

Witnesses said that an ambulance crew used a defibrillator on Gedeon as he lay dying.

A security guard who worked at Brent Cross said “All the security came straight away, then the police arrived and they closed the whole floor.

The police were chasing them to the parking lot because they thought the attacker was there.”

Another witness said “I just caught the aftermath, they had somebody on the floor behind some privacy screens outside M&S.

They were using a defibrillator on him so it must have been serious.

We were really worried. We got ushered away, then there were a lot of officers that stormed in.” One man aged 18 was arrested nearby in connection with the murder and another, also 18, was arrested for causing affray.

Chief Superintendent Sara Leach said “My thoughts are with the loved ones of the young man who has been killed in this incident. I would like to offer my thanks to the members of the public who came to his aid.

They showed considerable courage. Two people have been arrested and an investigation is already under way. We will do all we can to identify and bring to justice those responsible.

The public can expect to see a heightened police presence in the area through the rest of this evening and in the days to come.”


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